Washington D.C. Premiere
TRACES AND MEMORY OF JORGE PRELORAN (HUELLAS Y MEMORIA DE JORGE PRELORAN)
Fermín Álvarez Rivera
TRACES AND MEMORY OF JORGE PRELORÁN (HUELLAS Y MEMORIA DE JORGE PRELORÁN) (Argentina, 2009, 79 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere Jorge Prelorán documented Argentina on film as no one has done before him or since, shooting more than 60 ethno-biographic documentaries (one of which, Cochengo Miranda, will screen on March 22). This illuminating documentary is a wise combination of accuracy and sentiment, showing Prelorán, a solitary man who turned to documentary making as a way to channel his social communication skills, as an archetype but never a stereotype. Indeed, filmgoers who, from the 1960s to 1980s, spread the Prelorán gospel, knew all too well that, with each new documentary, they would have as close a reflection of geographically and emotionally removed peoples and cultures as could possibly be expected. Directed and produced by Fermín Álvarez Rivera.
Introduced by the Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Argentina.
FREE. To register, visit the Embassy website at www.embassyofargentina.us/registration and provide your email. On March 14, the Embassy will send an email offering 75 seats for reservations. If reservations are not picked up half an hour before screening time, they will be released to stand-bys.